Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Frozen, New Years Eve walk

frozen crops

red berries
frozen grass
friendly resident red robin (at the bottom of my road)
frozen pond (feeding the ducks)
I woke this morning to very frosty weather but no snow (yet). I woke earlier than normal. I've had the flu over Christmas so the extra sleep my body needed has helped get me back on the right track. I started my swimming again on Monday this week with use of the steam room and sauna, which is great for clearing nasty bugs. It was good to have a long cold winter walk this morning, looking at the wildlife where we live and feeding the local ducks and red robin and reflecting on 2014. A local resident feeds the robin by hand every day so it was no surprise that he followed me over to the bird table near the pond at the end of our road. We are so very lucky to have access to open fields to walk Moss and we see so many different birds. Living close to a bird reserve we get to see many birds and my husband is always pointing them out, today it was fieldfares.They are like colourful thrushes, and they gather together in colder months keeping each company sometimes in the hundreds. Our local ducks and Coots woke to a frozen pond, we always keep some bread for them although its not the tastiest food when its that cold it helps. Today I've been take down the Christmas cards and tree and giving the house a clean - I like to start a New Year without the worry of clearing away all of that stuff. I'm currently knitting another blackberry beanie, funny I started the year knitting one back in January and now I'll end the year knitting one, totally un-planned. I've been wearing the first one a lot recently, after swimming it keeps my head warm and looks nice too. It's an easy pattern to follow and blackberry stitch isn't very difficult once you get the hang of it and it makes for a very cosy hat. I'd like to wish all of you a Happy New Year and thank you for popping by to read my ramblings, see you next year!

1 comment:

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that your New Year will be wonderful! Best wishes for all good things in 2015 to you and yours! xx